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MaxxisAssegai Wide Trail 3C/TR 29in Tire

Sale 9% OffCurrent price:$80.00 Original price:$88.00

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Why We Like The Assegai Wide Trail 3C/TR Tire

The Maxxis Assegai Wide Trail 3C/TR 29in Tire provides unrelenting cornering grip and confidence-inspiring control across a wide range of conditions ranging from loose and dusty to slick roots and rocks after a recent rainfall. It's Minnaar's tire of choice for downhill racing and trail riding in all but the wettest, sloppiest mud encountered throughout the season, showcasing the Assegai's unbelievable grip and versatility. Minnaar looked at the design blueprints of both the Shorty and DHR in the making of this tire, creating one that bites tenaciously with its taller knobs and provides a lot of cornering support.

It's available exclusively in 2.5-inch Wide Trail casing, which optimizes its tread spacing for aggressive trail riders and downhill racers running wider rims for better traction and cornering control at the absolute limit. Maxxis recommends running this 2.5-inch tire on rim widths of 30 to 35 millimeters, giving you the ability to drastically lower tire pressure to gain benefits of grip and compliance over rugged stretches of trail.

The dual-ply downhill casing makes it up to the task of your favorite gravity riding disciplines, from lift-accessed park laps at the local resort to shuttle laps up the pass on the weekends. Maxxis 3C Maxx Grip compound uses the softest rubber compounds for superior grip and control when you're pushing things to the absolute limit on high-speed downhill runs. Additionally, it's tubeless-compatible, so you can securely seal them to the rim without any issues when you're riding hard and fast on downhill trails.

  • Burly, grippy tire for downhill racing and trail riding
  • Inspired by Shorty and DHR with its tall, aggressive knobs
  • Excels across wide range of conditions, from dusty to wet
  • 2.5-inch Wide Trail design pairs with rims of 30 to 35mm
  • 3C Maxx Grip compound uses softer rubber for all-out grip
  • Dual-ply downhill casing withstands gravity disciplines
  • Tubeless-ready for gaining traction and compliance

Tech Specs
Compound3C Maxx Grip
Construction[DH 3C MaxxGrip] Downhill, [MaxxTerra 3C/EXO/TR] EXO, [Double Down/3C/MaxxGrip] Double Down
Size29 x 2.5 in
Typetubeless-ready clincher
PSI[max pressure] 50 psi
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Activitydownhill, enduro

Actual Weight

Maxx Terra 3C/EXO/TR, 29x2.5

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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2lb 15.1oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Not for your '73 Impala...but close!

This tire time and time again allows you to defy both gravity and that point in which friction should be lost in the apex of every turn that will leave you buzzing post ride almost as much as this tire buzzes on the pavement. You'll be strutting like a wild turkey at the trailhead after every ride! No wonder Maxxis aptly named this tire the Assegai! Just about anything can happen out there with these tires...nothing short of looking anything butt all kinds of badasserie as you drop a foot in every flat corner at ludicrous speeds and exit with reckless abandon!

>Rating: 5

Solid Option

I've used it several times

Designed by Greg Minaar himself, this tire is a mixture of a High Roller and DHF. DH casing and MaxGrip makes this an ideal DH/Enduro tire. Don't worry about punctures or losing traction. Does wear quickly.

>Rating: 5

Misleading title

This is a DH casing 2 ply tire. Not EXO.

>Rating: 5

Still pretty rad

I've put it through the wringer

This tire is so rad that I decided to scrap all of my DHF tires. Pros: better traction - especially when you aren't turning the bike over that much. Seems to hold up better to sharp rocks. Cons: Heavier, doesn't roll quite as quickly.

>Rating: 5

Big time grip has it's tradeoff's

I've put it through the wringer

I traditionally run a DHR II as my rear tire of choice, but I couldn't find anything in a DH casing. So decided to give this a try. I took it for 1 test ride on some local singletrack, and was very underwhelmed. It felt slow, and the traction didn't seem any different than the DHR. If anything it was worse in the loose, sandy conditions I was riding in. Fast forward to riding in Vancouver & Whistler for several days of riding and I quickly discovered what this tire was designed for. I was really pleased with the traction, not only in corners, and braking but when I was just praying that I could hold onto traction on steep rock rolls these came through. They're very predictable all the way across the tread pattern and hold their grip whether you are upright or really leaning over into a turn. As others have mentioned you do pay a price for ultimate traction. This is one of the heaviest tires in its category. Also the Maxxgrip wears really quickly. A 2 week road trip of riding all day every day has already produced noticeable wear the nobs, but it still has plenty of life. All in all it's the perfect tire for it's intended use

>Rating: 5

The trade-off of grip and wear

I've put it through the wringer

These are awesome tires and I would absolutely buy again for the front wheel. Bomb proof and the traction is amazing. It will wear fast though! MaxxGrip is the real deal - crazy traction, crazy soft rubber, definitely fast wear. I would expect to go through ~2 sets if you are riding a ton in 1 season.

>Rating: 5

Better than DHF

I've put it through the wringer

Better grip throughout entire tread pattern from upright to on edge compared to DHF. Doesn't roll as quickly, but I'll take grip over rolling resistance any day. 10/10 would buy again.